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making news in america this morning -- breaking news. a wildfire racing through a southern california town, destroying homes and forcing evacuations overnight. we're on the front lines with the latest. international manhunt. a search intensifies for a man accused of murder, arson, kidnapping a teenage girl. we'll have new details on what may have led to the crime spree. one commuter spots something unusual on the subway. there it is. a shark. but how did it get there? we've got winners. three winning powerball tickets. we learned where they were sold.
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good thursday morning, everyone. we'll get the winning powerball details in a minute. crews have been working through the night, battling a new and fast-moving wildfire. >> it's out of control in banning, california. that's in the desert, east of l.a., near palm springs. >> this fire surged to 6,000 acres. and we're seeing the damage as at least 15 homes have burned to the ground. hundreds of people have been evacuated. abc's cecilia vega is on the fire line for us. >> reporter: home after home went up in flames as this raging inferno, 85 miles east of los angeles, burns out of control. >> as the wind pushes it, as we panned earlier over to that. as it moves to the east, it will continue to do that as the wind pushes it that way, with the fuel and the topography. >> reporter: the fire has consumed several thousand acres. and last night, firefighters conceded there was no containment. >> depending on what the wind does, it can actually change
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direction, as the cooling starts and starts moving the opposite direction. and as we move to that, we're -- we definitely will have a different firefight on our hands. >> reporter: mandatory evacuations went into effect last night for several communities in harm's way. emergency shelters were set up in riverside county, for anyone needing a place to spend the night. >> we could go the 243. the fire had crossed over. >> when i left, i was backing out of my house. and there was flames all around my car. >> reporter: several hundred firefighters are involved in this fierce battle. helicopters and special aircraft tankers are trying to tackle the inferno, as this all-night fight heads into the early morning hours and beyond. cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. >> cecilia will have more on "gma." now, to our other major story. a much happier one. that giant powerball jackpot. we've learned overnight that three winning tickets are out there.
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>> suffice to say, we didn't win. >> no. >> and neither did abc's tahman bradley. >> one more look at tonight's winning numbers. >> reporter: whoever holds these numbers is about to collect a serious chunk of change. there's three winning jackpot tickets. those three people will share roughly $448 million. two of the winning tickets were sold in new jersey. one at the superstop and shop in south brunswick. and the other at acme markets. the other winning ticket was sold in minnesota. >> this is a winner. >> these are the winning tickets right here. >> reporter: probably not. but a lot of people across 43 states in washington, d.c., before the drawing, were caught up in lotto fever. >> got to be in it to win it. >> reporter: look at these long lines. >> if i -- i would give to my mom. >> reporter: from coast-to-coast. >> i spent like $50 every time i get paid. i don't win. somebody help me. >> reporter: helping fuel the frenzy, a recent game change.
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the price of a powerball ticket doubled from a buck to $2 last year, doubling the amount going into the jackpots. some people won't buy a ticket until the winnings soar past $100 million and more. more than 4 million people won smaller prizes in last night's drawing. nonjackpot winnings total $66.8 million. tahman bradley, abc news, washington. just in case you've been digging around for those tickets, there in jersey or in minnesota. the winning powerball numbers. here they are. 5, 25, 30, 58, 59 and the powerball is 32. >> if you didn't have them, take heart. there's another powerball drawing on saturday night. that jackpot worth a mere $40 million. now to the growing political tension between the u.s. and russia. president obama has canceled a meeting with russian president putin, which had been scheduled for next month. relations between the two countries have been going south for a while now, over a number of disagreements. but russia's decision to grant asylum to edward snowden appears
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to be the final straw. testimony resumes this morning after nearly a day-long recess in the military trial of the man who had carried out the deadly ft. hood shooting rampage. nidal hasan is representing himself. but they said hasan was not putting up a defense. the attorneys want the judge to change the rules they work under. the cleveland house where three women were held captive for ten years has been destroyed. among those watching the demolition yesterday, was survivor michelle knight. she released yellow balloons to represent the millions of children who have gone missing or died in captivity. >> nobody was there for me when i was missing. and i want the people out there to know, including the mothers, that they can have strength. they can have hope. and their child will come back. >> ariel castro was forced to turn over the deed to that home and pay to have it demolished as part of a plea deal to avoid the death penalty. and there's new calls this morning for the mayor of
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san diego to step down. the latest to accuse bob filner of lewd behavior, are two veterans. both were sexually assaulted while in the military. one said filner left her a suggestive voicemail. the mayor is currently undergoing a self-imposed rehab stint. major league baseball's players' union has appealed alex rodriguez's suspension for using banned drugs and trying to cover it up. a-rod was on the field in chicago, hours after the appeal was logged. it allows him to play until a arbiters ruling until november or december. northern georgia is bracing for another round of heavy rain and flooding. rising water is overtaking homes and roads, triggering evacuations and rescued. a mudslide in pickens county. and the backhoe sent in to clean up the mess, ended up getting stuck in the floodwaters. it's stormy across a big part of the country. severe storms around the texas panhandle. scattered showers from south
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dakota to minnesota. thunderstorms for much of the east coast. and in the west, from new mexico, to colorado. >> mostly 80s in the rockies. 70s in the upper midwest. 90s in the southeast. 80s from boston to atlanta. still ahead, a star-studded dispute. which actor left the movie set because he wasn't getting $3 million for less than a week of work? plus, an international manhunt is under way, after investigators say a teenage girl was abducted from her own home. this morning, the plea from her father. and reducing the risk of dementia. what doctors are saying about a connection between alzheimer's and your blood sugar level.
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and welcome back. a new day brings new trouble for another megabank. this time, jpmorgan chase. the biggest u.s. bank says it's facing a criminal probe by the justice department over bad mortgages. it also admits that investigators have already concluded that the bank violated securities laws. this comes just one day after we learned that the government is suing bank of america. dangerous defect. forcing toyota to recall hundreds of thousands of trucks. front seat belts may not function in tacoma access cab pickup trucks. they were made from 2004 to 2011. 342,000 trucks are being recalled. toyota is notifying owners. they're promising free repairs. new front-end crash tests released overnight for small cars. half the cars tested well, including the honda civic, dodge dart and ford focus. the chevy cruise and v.w. beetle got marginal ratings. and there's big news about bacon that's tough to swallow. prices have soared to an all-time high as a mysterious and deadly virus spreads through pig farms. you might have noticed prices
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about 14% higher than this time last summer. and a turbulent-free flight could soon be a reality. german researchers have invented a laser that detects turbulence ahead. it could eventually give pilots advance notice to avoid those bumps. this one might be called battle of the aging action stars. sylvester stallone, calling bruce willis greedy and lazy, after willis dropped out of "expendables 3." reports say the "die hard" actor was demanding $1 million a day for the movie. it took just 72 hours to find a replacement, harrison ford, who knows a thing or two about action films himself. >> and we have "expendables 3" coming along. >> yeah, we do. when we come back, move aside red wine and kale. there's a new brain food in town. and it's one that may surprise you. >> tastes a little better than kale, too. plus, real-life rocket man. new pictures this morning of a hollywood star and his new toy.
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several new england beaches closed to swimmering following a shark sighting are expected to reopen today. beachgoers were confined to the sand, after fishermen spotted two large sharks dangerously close to the shoreline in west port, massachusetts. officials say they're taking every precaution. now, for a look at the morning road conditions. wet highways from montana to minnesota and new mexico, into the texas panhandle and oklahoma. flooded streets in kansas and missouri. a slick ride across the gulf coast and into the northeast. >> and if you're flying, airport delays possible, in denver and along the east coast. in atlanta, d.c., philly, new york and boston. and now, to the desperate search for a missing california teenager. hannah anderson has been missing since sunday, when the body of her mother and her brother were discovered. >> police say she was kidnapped by a long-time family friend. they believe the pair was spotted in northern california. and then, again in oregon yesterday. here is abc's brandi hitt. >> reporter: an international
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manhunt is under way for james dimaggio, who authorities say kidnapped 16-year-old hannah anderson, following a deadly confrontation at his southern california home sunday, that ended in this inferno. hannah's father made this plea to dimaggio, someone he had considered a family friend. >> let my daughter go. you've taken everything else. hannah, we all love you very much. if you have a chance, you take it. you run. >> reporter: amid the ashes, detectives found the body of hannah's mother, christina, along with the remains of a child, close friends believe is hannah's 8-year-old brother, ethan. however, authorities have not officially identified the remains. >> i'm fearful of hannah not coming home alive. >> reporter: angelina says that the children knew dimaggio as uncle jim. but that recently, hannah voiced concerns about dimaggio. >> i know hannah did say she was
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a little creeped out when jim did tell her he had a crush on her. >> reporter: detectives are following several leads from texas to can canada and mexico, thanks to the first statewide amber alert, issued to all california cell phones. as this community near san diego holds out hope for hannah's safe return. now, dimaggio is believed to be driving that blue nissan versa. but detectives say he may also have ditched that car for another one. they're still searching through each and every tip that comes through their office. john and diana? >> brandi, thank you. former president george w. bush is expected to resume his normal schedule today following heart surgery. a spokesman said the president is doing great after going home from the hospital yesterday. doctors placed a stent on his heart and opened up a blocked artery. researchers have linked high blood sugar levels to a greater risk of alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. even the a person does not have diabetes, the study found that too much sugar in the blood can anniversary affect their mind.
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researchers say keeping glucose at a healthy level may delay or prevent dementia. researchers may have identified a new brain food. for most of us, it won't take much convincing to indulge. a new harvard study showing chocolate keeps the brain healthy and sharp in old age. when older adults were given two cups of hot cocoa for a month, their blood flow was better and memory improved by nearly 30%. >> i need a cup of hot cocoa. >> yeah. sounds like a diet. cheerleading is apparently a more dangerous sport than it appears to be. researchers say many cheerleaders don't realize it when they suffer concussions. a study shows that more than 30% of them inaccurate self-report the severity of their symptoms and recovery. grammy winner usher will face off in court with his ex-wife on friday, now that she's been granted an emergency custody hearing. tameka raymond requested the hearing after one of the couple's sons got stuck in a pool drain at his home.
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she's seeking temporary custody of their two sons along with decisionmaking authority. pga championship begins today. the season's final golf major. and we're one week until mid-august. and we all know what that means. >> baseball playoffs not far away. every game is important. here's espn with highlights. >> welcome into our "sportscenter" studios here in los angeles. along with neil everett, i'm stan verrett. a couple of major league teams with double-digit win streaks we have to tell you about. >> yeah, streaking. detroit's won ten in a row. miguel cabrera, gets danny salazar. salazar had struck him out three previous at-bats. only pitcher to do that this season. fourth at-bat, cabrera says strike this. 33rd home run. tigers up 4-3. we went into extras. prince fielder, shot to the gap. two score. the tigers hold on, 6-5. justin upton and company taking on the nationals. justin upton, off fernando abad. top eight. they're up 4-3, runners on the corners. upton again. drives in two more. braves win it, 6-3. they extend their win streak to 13.
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st. louis, ended that dodgers road winning streak on tuesday. wednesday, carl crawford ends shelby miller's day on his second pitch. crawford had four hits. but that one hurt miller, man. he would have to leave the game. elbow contusion. x-rays were negative. that's a positive. mike blazek ended out the inning. and then, it was jake westbrook. he was supposed to pitch today. and he looked like he wasn't ready to pitch wednesday. skip schumaker, the former cardinal, had a huge game. and the dodgers go on to win 13-4. >> jerry hairston jr. had a pair of rbi in that game, as well. hey, have a great thursday. >> thanks, guys. >> we will. coming up next, it's "the pulse." we have a winner. and there's more than one. three winning powerball tickets. we'll have all the details. and a mystery in the big city. how a shark ended up on the subway.
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call 1-888-xarelto or visit goxarelto.com. ♪ money, money, money must be funny ♪ ♪ in the rich man's world time to check, "the pulse." we're going to start with exactly what abba was singing about there, as money. as in $448 million worth of money, money, money. >> that's how much these numbers, 5, 25, 30, 58, 59, and the powerball, 32. that's what it was worth in last night's powerball lottery. there were three tickets. two of them sold in new jersey. one in minnesota, that won the jackpot. if you lost, keep in mind, saturday's powerball drawing is worth 40 million bucks.
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and, diana, you said one of the tickets bought in new jersey is about a mile from your mom's house. >> very close to momma's house. >> might be a winner. >> first phone call when i get out of here. mom and dad's house. oh, yeah. takes a whole lot to get a jaded new yorker like myself to do a double-take. but this one did the trick. >> anybody would have taken a double-take at this one. just when we thought we have seen it all, a shark turns up on a city subway. a dead shark. of course, it wasn't in the water. it was just hanging out under a seat on the train. no one seemed to know it was even there or how it got there. after passengers complained, the car was evacuated. >> only in new york. the shark was tossed into the garbage. and the train kept going as if nothing ever happened. >> very new yorker of him. >> yeah. something leonardo dicaprio. not only is the actor vacationing off the coast of spain. he gets to try out this cool-looking water jet pack. >> crazy. >> it's called a fly board.
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and it's powered by turbines. >> sources say he tried it out about an hour and a half, before returning to that yacht and his 20-year-old victoria's secret supermodel girlfriend. jet packs or the model girlfriend. might get back to the yacht in a hurry. >> poor guy. finally the newest item for you to pamper your poultry. pamper -- a diaper. that's what i'm trying to get at. it's so goofy. it's a diaper for chickens, basically. >> they come from a woman's company in colorado. diapers for chickens. that gets to the point, the name of her company. they're meant for those who raise backyard birds, mostly for the eggs. not just meant to be fashionable. >> they are still fashionable. they protect against the spreading of disease. in fact, a new cdc warning says that raising chickens at home, which a lot of people do now, can actually causal salmonella in some cases. you have to take care to prevent that. >> if the chickens look
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>> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> good morning on thursday. it is 4:28. thanks for joining us. now the weather forecast. the drizzle and mist from yesterday, i saw it again today. >> i slip on the 80 on-ramp in emeryville, i know you need to be careful. it is not rain but drizzle. emeryville shows how slick the roads are around emeryville this morning. we will talk about what will happen this afternoon, like yesterday. we are going to have a slow reveal of sunshine. it could be an hour faster. 70 to 78 inland temperatures spread. around the bay it will be mostly sunny and 64 to 74. 59 to 63 in san francisco.
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are the wet street causing citizens? >> good morning, mike, across the bay area, we we have good conditions. we do have construction projects and westbound at 580 it is moving along at top speed. in the west direction toward castro valley we are in good explain but we have a delay northbound along 680 into pleasanton top. now the drive time traffic, 580 to castro valley is 34 minutes and 85 to the san jose airport on northbound 101 is 13 minutes. 280 is clear. >> later this morning, bart and the unions go back to the bargaining table to head off a strike. yesterday, the two sides gave bitter testimony to a panel appointed by the governor. abc7 news reporter kira klapper is in san francisco with the
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details. >> good morning. both sides are very far apart about what they want in a contract and are $100 million dollars apart. the panel they presented yesterday was appointed by governor brown and the board of inquiry listened to five hours of testimony from bart management and from the unions representing bart workers about why they have been at this gas for so long. at issue is salary, benefits and pension. the request for higher employee benefit contributions forces them into a zero game contract. bart management says that the latest offer is 9 percent raise over four years is fair. abart is asking the employees to play a larger role in sharing the cost of their generous pension. >> everything they have done since april is to
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